Minimum age requirements for Social Media Sites/Services

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More than half of parents are unaware of age limits on social media

New figures suggest parents don’t know if their children are old enough to use social networks like Facebook or Snapchat

  • The majority of parents across the country don’t know whether their children are old enough to be using social networks.
  • Shockingly, 1 in 5 parents think that there are no age requirements at all for social media.

Some sites can be a dangerous place for younger children, potentially exposing them to bullying, inappropriate content or grooming. But they can also provide important support networks for younger people.



Age 13

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Google+
  • Snapchat

Age 16

  • WhatsApp

Age 18

  • YouTube
  • Flickr

Your guide to the social networks your kids use

Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world

Via: Net Aware


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